Douglas Meal

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Seasoned trial lawyer Doug Meal defends clients targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from major privacy and cybersecurity incidents. Chambers USA has named Doug as the first and only “Band 1” litigator in the Privacy and Data Security category, describing him as being “regarded by market sources as the leading privacy litigator in the USA” and “the dean of the data breach litigation Bar." Doug’s recent successes include leading the team that prevailed in the closely watched LabMD v. FTC litigation, convincing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to become the first court ever to overturn a cybersecurity enforcement action by the FTC. Doug has been recognized four times as one of The Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 40 — a list of the top 40 incident response lawyers in the United States. He is also a five-time Law360 Privacy MVP.